NACU offers four student-focused programs — study abroad, student exchange, online courses, and an agreement with the Washington Internship Institute.

In addition to the programs listed below, NACU has a learning community for staff and faculty who work in study away programs on their campuses. Our global study learning community consists of study abroad and off-campus program directors at our campuses. The group email address is If you would like a copy of the directory or would like to be added to this group, please contact Michelle Apuzzio.

Student Exchange

The NACU Student Exchange, also known as domestic study away, allows students from one NACU campus to study at another NACU campus. Some campuses offer specific programs known as Signature Experiences that take advantage of their locations or unique expertise.

The student pays his/her regular tuition to his/her home campus so that the financial aid package remains intact. The student pays room and board (if applicable), as well as additional program fees, to the host campus. The host institution bills the student’s home campus for the tuition portion of the exchange. For the 2020-21 academic year, the home campus will reimburse the host campus $5,445.00 in tuition costs. 

To learn more about this program and/or to offer a Signature Experience, contact Michelle Apuzzio.

Online Courses

NACU campuses have an online course agreement which allows students within NACU to take listed courses during the fall and spring semesters at no additional cost. The student’s home campus decides how many courses the student may take and if credits will transfer. If you have questions or would like to submit courses for the program, please contact Michelle Apuzzio.

Study Abroad

NACU can help campuses fill spots that would otherwise go unused in study abroad programs. If you have a semester-long or short-term program you’d like us to promote on your behalf, please send it to Michelle Apuzzio.

Washington Internship Institute

NACU has an agreement with the Washington Internship Institute that allows its campuses to receive a 10 percent discount on program costs for their students. Your campus needs to sign an MOU to receive the discount. Please contact Michelle Apuzzio for more information.